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Improved Data&Power Transmission: Conductor&Shielding

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-204-1236
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-204
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Minnesota Wire & Cable Co.
1835 Energy Park Drive Saint Paul, MN 55108-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Improved Data&Power Transmission: Conductor&Shielding
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-11-M-2150
Award Amount: $99,780.00
 

Abstract:

Carbon nanotubes form conductive composites at such low loading ratios and thus could be a key component in EMI shielding and conductors for lightweight aircraft wiring. Compared to conventional metal-based materials, electrically conducting polymer composites has attracted interest due to their light weight, resistance to corrosion, flexibility, and processing advantages. Minnesota Defense proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of creating aircraft wires with the use of carbon nanotube sheets and yarns for shielding and conductors for producing lightweight wires. Minnesota defense has already demonstrated the ability to achieve significant weight saving through the use of carbon nanotube sheets and yarns for short lengths of cable. The effort will scale to larger cables and address termination issues presented by conducting polymers. BENEFIT: The anticipated benefits and/or potential applications of this project could apply to data transmission wiring, litz wire, coaxial cable, wire harnesses, USB, electronic circuitry, and component shielding.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Kukowski
R&D Manager
(651) 659-6763
tkukowski@mnwire.com

Business Contact:

Tom Ashenbrenner
Manager, Military Applications
(651) 659-6760
TAshenbrenner@mnwire.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Minnesota Wire & Cable Co.
1835 Energy Park Drive Saint Paul, MN -

EIN/Tax ID: 410985588
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No